ERIC Number: ED090363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Consensus Formation on Educational Outcomes Using a Modified Delphi Technique.
Rasp, Alfred, Jr.
The study was designed to identify a broad range of desired outcomes for the common schools of Washington to serve as the basis for developing a statement of educational goals. A special Delphi technique was developed and put into operation. The sample of 866 (of which 360 returned all three questionnaires) was based on four sociogeographic and seven major occupational classifications. Results include: (1) Twenty-seven items met the criteria established to define desired educational outcomes for the public schools in Washington. (2) Although little difference was reflected by the responses of urban-rural sociogeographical categories, responses to 37 items were significantly different for the occupational groups. As participants moved to consensus on the third questionnaire, the significant response differences disappeared. (3) Responses to items stated as process statements generally showed greater variance than did responses to items stated as educational outcome. (4) The higher education representatives were most tenacious in their opinions and students the least. (5) The responses of those who returned all three questionnaires generally reflected higher medians and less variance than did those who dropped out. (The 22-page appendix includes tables which statistically analyze the data.) (Author/SC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington